Pet Education

Canine Heat Stroke: It’s getting hot in here…

PetED: Canine Heat Stroke

PET EDUCATION: Unlike people, dogs cannot sweat to get rid of excessive body heat. Dogs can only regulate their body temperature by panting, but sometimes this is not enough prevent heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

 

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Urine Deep Water Now: A Leptospirosis Review

Leptospirosis Review

PET EDUCATION: Leptospirosis is generally treated with antibiotics and supportive care. When treated early and aggressively, the chances for recovery are good but there is still a risk of permanent residual kidney or liver damage and/ or death.

 

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Vomiting and Diarrhea…Is it an Emergency

Pet Ed: Vomiting and Diarrhea

PET EDUCATION: Vomiting and diarrhea are two of the most common reasons pets come into the emergency room. Vomiting and diarrhea in cats and dogs can be caused by quite a range of different causes. Causes with different treatment recommendations and potential outcomes.

 

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Pet Responsibility: Good for Your Pet… and for You.

Pet Responsibility

With February being National Pet Responsibility Month, it’s a good idea to review some key ideas that will make caring for your pet, and your pet’s overall well-being, better and more fulfilling.

 

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A Big Fat Lecture: Hepatic Lipidosis (Fatty Liver)

Hepatic Lipidosis-01

Hepatic lipidosis, also known as fatty liver syndrome, is a disease process characterized by excessive accumulation of fat within liver cells. This is a common acquired and potential fatal liver disease seen in cats. Hepatic lipidosis usually occurs following a prolonged period of anorexia (not eating). Most affected cats are overweight or obese, although cats in ideal body condition can also be affected.

 

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